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51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e serve in regional and national posi-tions of East Kings County Alumnae unable to attend the convention de-cided over the years, as well as the Chapter. “I left reenergized and ready to rent a car service to travel 51st National Convention co-chairs to continue the work of Delta, filled from Philadelphia to Washington, – Federal City Alumnae Chapter pres-ident, with sisterly love I’ve felt from the D.C. just for the evening. For Victoria Rosie Allen Herring (Spring moment I became a member of this Mosley Rivers, a 1966 Delta Tau initi-ate, 1986) and Washington, D.C. Alum-nae great sisterhood.” the event was a success. Chapter president, A. Chevelle “Our reunion was met with rave Glymph-Foster (Spring 1991). Finding the Time to Reunite reviews,” exclaimed Soror Rivers, After a moving tribute to those Those chapters unable to sched-ule immediate past president of Phila-delphia sorors now in Omega Omega Chapter, their reunions on July 16, still Alumnae Chapter. “We had event emcee and Washington’s WUSA-TV found the time to reconnect with many who came to fellowship with 9 anchor Lesli Foster (Spring 1996) their chapter members. For instance, one another and left with a renewed moderated a panel discussion featur-ing on July 14, more than 350 sorors gath-ered commitment to the Sorority.” a soror from every decade going at The Park at Fourteenth for the Gamma Iota sorors from Hamp-ton back to the 1950s. The panel touched Beta Alpha Round-Up Brunch. There, University also had a charter on everything from songs and tradi-tions sorors initiated at Florida A&M Uni-versity member help them celebrate the So-rority’s to the change in membership from the 1960s through 2011 centennial. On July 12, over intake processes over the years and had a ball reminiscing about their 300 sorors attended the “Sisterhood successful fundraisers that allowed respective times on campus, even by the Sea Soiree” at the St. Gregory the chapter to provide quality com-munity Hotel.Gamma Iota-initiated sorors service to the campus and its traveled from as far as Hawaii and surrounding communities. The United Arab Emirates to partici-pate The event closed with Soror in activities planned by Gamma Anayka Pomare, the youngest mem-ber Iota’s Centennial Committee. The of Felicitous 50, Alpha Chapter’s highlight of which was an appear-ance Spring 2013 line, bringing remarks by charter member Josephine before introducing Soror Hortense Lightfoot Whitsett. Soror Whitsett’s King McClinton, a 1937 Alpha Chap-ter pearls of wisdom regarding the im-portance initiate, who at 95, is among the of the chapter’s continuing oldest known living sorors who can contribution to Delta’s ever-evolving claim they were initiated at Alpha legacy were both inspirational and Chapter. empowering. “It truly was a blessing to reunite The Embassy Suites played host with my line sisters, see other so-rors to more than 250 sorors initiated who were at Howard during my Soror Hortense King McClinton, 95, the through Alpha Eta Chapter at Virginia time on campus and meet those who oldest known living soror initiated at How-ard State University. Sorors took photos pledged before and after me,” said University, addressing Alpha Chapter in front of a specially-designed “Al-pha Soror Nina Hickson (Spring 1979), a during their reunion at the 51st National Eta Made” banner, danced to an former Eastern Regional Representa-tive Convention array of music provided by a DJ and and current member of Atlanta enjoyed a delicious buffet. Alumnae Chapter. “I think we can all breaking out in steps as they social-ized “It’s safe to say that an enjoyable agree that we were extremely fortu-nate with one another. time was had by all. It really is a bless-ing to be able to participate in this Two days later, 125 sorors from to be a part of this historic event once-in-a-lifetime occasion.” Delta Tau Chapter were able to hear in the life of our Sorority,” said Soror “Celebrating the 100th anniver-sary from Delores Shelton, one of 12 Wendi Cherry, of Federal City Alum-nae of our dynamic Sorority and my Cheyney University coeds who char-tered Chapter. “It was a wonderful feel-ing chapter of initiation was an emotion-filled the chapter in 1953. The event, to see all these years of Alpha Eta experience,” said Soror Ezinne held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, was history and love celebrated. It’s an ex-perience Kwubiri (Spring 2004), current mem-ber so important that sorors who were I will always treasure.” s s56 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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